I've long been under the impression that our country is the best country in the entire world and I've long said that I wouldn't want to live in any other country at any other time. However, after reading on CNN.com about "cool mom"
Silvia Johnson being sentenced to 30 years in prison for the "crimes" of supplying drugs to teens and having sex with them, I find myself losing faith in the judicial system I had long trusted to do what's right.
I recognize that the laws of this great land specifically prohibit the trafficking and use of illicit substances, such as drugs. But who are we to legislate morality? These boys were in the custody of an adult. They were not allowed to drive under the influence. In fact, Ms. Johnson made sure that they didn't even leave the house by inviting them upstairs to personally attend to them. This qualifies as criminal negligence? I was under the impression that a prosecutor had to meet a certain burden of proof. Was this requirement waived during Ms. Johnson's trial?
Furthermore, it's not as though the aptly-named Ms. Johnson was diddling little children. Ms. Johnson was performing a vital service for these teenage boys, nay young men. She provided them with the hands-on training that they would need to be able to attend to the feminine needs of their future spouses. We hear a lot these days about the sanctity of marriage. What protects the sanctity and provides for a happy marriage more than a satisfied wife? I know these are the things that those in power don't like to talk about at their cocktail parties. But I deal in cold, hard reality.